Alison Place—along with family members Dave, Melissa and Jesse—are organizing the in her son Jimmy's memory on Sunday, June 3 at .
Last year, she still had Jimmy by her side for the 2011 Walk-a-Thon, but on July 23, 2011, the Albertus Magnus HS student from Pomona died at the age of 15. He was diagnosed at 2 months old with a deadly disease called Cystic Fibrosis.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Music at the event will be provided by 92.3 NOW. Bagels will be served before the walk and hamburgers and hotdogs served after the walk.
There is no cost to register. To sign up to walk, go to Alison Place's website at Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis and try to get as many sponsors as you can.
On Alison's website, here's what some of the donors had to say:
Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son Jimmy, and congrats for your continuing efforts towards a cure for CF. With Sympathy, your friend from long ago high school days, Anne (McGuire) Trinkle
I donate this money in honor of Jimmy Place and in support of his amazing Mom, Alison Place, one of the best people I know! xoxoxoxo—Annemarie Micciolo
We are friends of Lisa Orlowski and are happy to support your cause. Good luck to your team raising awareness and money to find a cure. I am sure your son is smiling down at you!—Mark and Santa Carey
With admiration for your incredible strength—Barbara Hart
Keep up the effort...It is something that we all must do in Jimmy’s memory—Joel and Marci Koral
I will never forget how impressed I was when I met Jimmy, what a special kid—Catherine Ferguson
With all of our love and support. The Orlowski Family xo—Lisa Orlowski
Sorry for your loss. We are friends of Carmela Cernaro and had the pleasure of meeting your daughter Melissa. Good luck reaching your goal—Paul S. Chiaramonte
If you want to add some words about Jimmy or Alison Place or about Cystic Fibrosis, you can do so in the comments section below
Correction: Dave was excluded from an earlier version of this article as one of the family organizers